By Pratul Kumar Saraswati,M.S. Srinivasan
This e-book can help readers study the fundamental talents had to examine microfossils particularly these with no formal heritage in paleontology. It info key rules, explains how you can determine diversified teams of microfossils, and gives perception into their power functions in fixing geologic difficulties. easy rules are addressed with examples that discover the strengths and boundaries of microfossils and their geological files. This evaluation offers an knowing of taphonomy and caliber of the fossil files, biomineralization and biogeochemistry, taxonomy, suggestions of species, and uncomplicated recommendations of ecology. Readers find out about the main teams of microfossils, together with their morphology, ecology, and geologic history.
Coverage comprises: foraminifera, ostracoda, coccolithophores, pteropods, radiolaria, diatoms, silicoflagellates, conodonts, dinoflagellates, acritarch, and spores and pollens. during this assurance, marine microfossils, and especially foraminifera, are mentioned in additional aspect in comparison with the opposite teams as they proceed to play an important function in so much medical investigations. one of the quite a few tracers of earth background, microfossils give you the so much different forms of details to earth scientists. This richly illustrated quantity can assist scholars and execs comprehend microfossils, and supply perception on how one can paintings with them to higher comprehend evolution of existence, and age and the paleoenvironment of sedimentary strata.
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